Pakistan stock exchange attacked by armed men

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Gunmen have attacked the Pakistan stock exchange building in the city of Karachi and four assailants have been killed along with two security guards and a police officer, police have said.

The gunmen attacked the stock exchange grounds with grenades and guns on Monday morning, media reported. The building is in a high-security zone and also houses the head offices of many private banks.

“Four attackers have been killed, they had come in a silver Corolla car,” Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon told Reuters.

Shazia Jehan, a police spokesman, said the bomb disposal squad had also been called and was trying to clear the building of explosive devises.

The sound of gunfire could be heard in multiple videos shared online.

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